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Domoic acid/human health
 

- CA - CDPH Domoic monitoring page that will post the latest CA results once processed

- OR - Current Crab Biotoxin Lab Results

- OR - Process and outcomes to-date for planning future biotoxin events

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Fishing regulations/opening/closing
 

May 20, 2020 - WA - Substitute House Bill 2250 (SHB 2250) to support efforts to reduce the risk of coastal Dungeness crab gear becoming derelict and entangling marine mammals and a Copy of WAC 220-340-490 Commercial crab fishery - Coastal gear recovery permits

May 4, 2020 - WA - Crab pots in the navigation channel of the South Beach Disposal access lane - Click here for map

April 28, 2020 - WA - Important rule changes in the WA Coastal Commercial Crab Fishery

February 3, 2020 - WA - Letter to License holders with adopted changes to regulations

January 15, 2020 - CA - 2019-2020 Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery - Frequently Asked Questions (updated)

January 14, 2020 - WA - Correction: Season opening from Klipsan beach, WA to US Canada Border

January 9, 2020 - WA - Season opening from Klipsan beach, WA to US Canada Border

December 20, 2019 - WA - Season opening from Point Arena, CA to Klipsan Beach, WA

December 6, 2019 - WA - Season Opening Further Delayed in WA, OR and CA (North of Pt. Arena)

October 2, 2019 - WA - Information regarding proposed changes to regulations affecting Washington's coastal commercial Dungeness crab fishery

September 12, 2019 - WA - The 2018-19 Washington Coastal Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery ends at 11:59 pm on September 15, 2019.

September 4, 2019 - WA - Changes to coastal commercial Dungeness crab regulations

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Crab tests
 

2019 - 2019 Preseason Coastal Dungeness crab Test Fishery Results for WA, OR and CA in .pdf version

October 31, 2019 - WA -Preseason Dungeness Crab Test Fishery Results - October 2019

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Meetings
 

October 16, 2019 - WA - Industry notice - Entanglements and public hearing on proposed rule changes

September 19, 2019 - OR - Industry notice - Regulation changes - Crab Industry Meeting - Season starter info

September 13, 2019- OR - Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission Special public meeting

September 11, 2019 - WA - Industry meeting notice

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California documents
 

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Oregon Documents
 

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Publications & Articles
 

- Research Project to study movements and habitat use of green sturgeon, rockfish and other ocean species

- Crab Gear/Marine Mammal Interaction Workshop - March 2017 - Portland, Oregon

- FR Notice: WA Coastal Crab buyback loan paid

- A Stinky Artificial Bait Could Protect Millions of Tiny Fish - Scientific American By Roxanne Khamsi on August 24, 2016

- A synthetic crustacean bait to stem forage fish depletion Original research article from Global Ecology and Conservation 7 (2016) 238-244

- Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission − John Sackton 2015-2016 Market Outlook video

- 2014 Dungeness Crab Report

- 2012 Dungeness Crab Report

- Bering Sea fishermen set up system to retrieve lost crab pots from last year's ice movement

- Seafood Trends November 14,2011; Dungeness Crab update

- Another Stellar Crab Season Ends; ODCC

- Seafood Trends December 13, 2010

- Washington Coastal Dungeness Crab Fishery License Buy-Back Program

- Development of a Buy-Back Program for the Washington Coastal Commercial Crab Fishery (2006)

- NPR Article - For Tips On Riding Financial Waves, Ask Fishermen

- Development of a Buy-Back Program for the Washington Coastal Commercial Crab Fishery (2 MB PDF)

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